Joanna Hardy traces the sapphire’s history from antiquity to today in captivating stories told in a succinct exhilarating style. Along the way, she celebrates exquisite jewels worn by many notable figures, including Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Windsor, as well as pieces by such iconic jewellery houses as Bulgari, Cartier, Chaumet, Tiffany and Van Cleef & Arpels. The book also features a rich selection of work by 21st-century creators at the vanguard of jewellery design, such as Lauren Adriana, Bina Goenka, Hemmerle, Shaun Leane and Mish. An exclusive insight into six major private collections includes many previously unpublished pieces.
A feast for the senses, Sapphire is a beautiful addition to any gem-lover’s library.
'The type of coffee table book that you won’t be able to put down from start to finish … lively, informative and fascinating'
'A mine of information'
The Times (LUXX)
'One of the boujiest books you could have on display. The fabric binding adds an extra touch of decadance … jewellery fans will of course be delighted with the huge pictures of incredible jewels … and plenty for historians to get stuck into as well'
The i Newspaper